TheAspenStand

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

6+ Ideas for a Warm Welcome Inside or Outside



Do you like to have a welcoming message at your front door? If you would like a change from a plain old rubber mat, I've got some ideas for you from both my stores.

You might also find a few gift ideas for holidays or housewarmings with designs from both stores.

I can attest to these door mats lasting well. I purchased one several years ago and it still looks new. We have four seasons so it's seen mud, snow and lots of simply wet shoes. These are so nice that you can use this them inside at any door or outside. If you do use it outside the recommendation is that it's in a covered outdoor area so it's not directly in the weather.

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."  
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some designs are available in two sizes 18" x 24" and 24" x 36" because the design transfers well from one size to the other. On other designs you'll see it may only be available in one size. The mats are 1/8" smooth fleece with a white edge binding on the bottom. It has a sturdy latex backing for a non-slip grip.

You'll find a variety of designs in both stores. Since I feature a large number of animal designed products, I'd be remiss if I didn't share my most popular of all designs which is the handsome chocolate Labrador Retriever.
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You don't have to live in the southwest to love the styles. Here's the popular design in my PaPr Emporium store where you'll find similar designs with different color doors. On this 18" x 24" design you can change the "Wecome" to different text or remove it completely.

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Southwestern Arched Red Doors Saguaro Cactus Doormat

You might like the simplicity of a name and design like one of these two. You'll find a variety like this style in TheAspenStand store.
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Rustic Black Strawberry Custom Name Welcoming Doormat

There's also some nature photography that would look good inside or outside of a door.


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Rustic Fall Aspen Leaf Close-up Photograph Doormat

And it can't hurt of have a little humor at the entryway with a fun photo design like this. 

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WELCOME Humorous Weeds In WalkwayPaving Stones Doormat

Thanks for checking out the post and leave a comment to let me know what you think of the designs.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

How About An Assist With Class Reunion Planning?


Are you a member of the class reunion planning committee or taking care of it all on your own?

Either way, you will be searching for planning and preparation ideas and I have some template ideas that might help you out. In my newest store PaPr Emporium, I've created a collection with recommendations for the event planner(s).

You should find this Minimalist Class Reunion Collection to be helpful with some or all of your needs. There is a dominant black and white theme but I've also added some colorful additions to products for the actual event. You will find save the date products along with easy to complete template invitations as shown below for the pre event needs. 



Minimalist Class Reunion Collection

Minimalist Class Reunion Collection

The popularity of the products in this collection are shared in two reviews by customers Lori and Karen. 




When you get into the collection you'll find colorful customizable stickers to seal the envelopes when sending out the invitations or use them on favor bags at the event.  

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And the colorful paper label name tags are simple to customize so no one is embarrassed by not remembering a name at the gathering. 
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You'll also find colorful keepsake gift ideas such as drink ware and these fun can coolers


If you are the planner head to the collection link to see how the products can help your planning or pass the link to a friend who is working on the project. 

Thank you for checking out the post and for leaving a comment to let me know what products you might add to this collection.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

5 Welcoming Ideas for Visitors Using Your Guest Bedroom


Do you want to welcome your guests with special treatment?  It is really easy with some of the ideas in this post. 

Summer is a busy travel time where we all have visitors. But that's not saying holidays aren't also a busy time with guests enjoying your company. So let's get ready and be ahead of the holiday rush. 

A nice welcoming message and other simple things make the room feel comfortable and help vanquish that "away from home feeling." You can share what you'd find in a bed and breakfast or Airbnb like maps, local attraction brochures and other helpful reading tidbits. 

Along with that simple room addition, I've seen a number of ideas and thought of a few more so let me share them with you. 

Simple Flower Vase

No matter who visits, a flower or a flower and greenery in a bud vase would be a nice touch of color unless you know the visitor has allergies. In that case find a nice artificial substitute. 



Favorite Snack

It will be a nice welcome to have the guest room set up when your visitors move their bags in. If you know of a favorite sweet treat, tea leaf blend, or other comforting idea leave that on the pillow(s) even if arrival is early in the day. You can even have your very own personalized favor bags for the treats. A great idea for a bed and breakfast or Airbnb.

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Beverages

If you have a tray or small cooler place a water bottle, favorite beverage, or maybe your specialty homemade beverage for each visitor. Consider having a reusable water bottle with a local tourist attraction or a custom bottle with a fictional name for your guest bedroom. This custom flask filled with a special delight is a nice idea that you can even offer as a gift for your visitors. 


Electronics Charging Station

You know after a long travel day or sightseeing we are not only looking to recharge ourselves but also our electronics. Wouldn't it be nice to have a charging station set up for your guests. How about something welcoming like these personalized chargers? This customized ChargeHub™ device offers a 7-port USB accommodation. It's simple to personalize for your special room. I've made this charger design in three colors


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Internet Wifi Details

Now that your guests are all settled into their guest room you know they are going to be checking those electronic devices. Rather than continually providing the internet information have a nice art or photo display on the wall, desktop or on the nightstand with all the details they'll need. 

If you change your internet or wifi information often, leave the password and internet name off when personalizing the artwork. When you frame the artwork, you can write the information on the glass in marker. When it's time to change the information simply wipe with rubbing alcohol or hand disinfectant if you used permanent marker. Easy!

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Do you have a room ready for you overnight visitors? I'd love to read any of your ideas so leave a comment.